Would a game by another name play just as sweet?
In my opinion, the two hardest parts of making a game are 1.) doing the art, database, coding, animation, storyline, servers, game-logic and 2.) naming it. So today I would like to tackle the more challenging of the two. What should we name our new game? "AdventureQuest 3D: <NAME GOES HERE>"
Grimsbane, and other game world facts
The main villain of our 3D game is named Grimsbane. While the new game world will be an original fresh start, it will feature a few familiar and iconic AE-original monsters including gorillaphants, moglins, and chicken cows. The setting of the world will feel simliar to DragonFable's fantasy environment. We will be bringing back elemental resistances to the combat system. So when naming the game, we might want to keep these things in mind.
History of our Game Names
It is a little known fact that before it was called AdventureQuest (it was intentionally named that because it was redundant, and therefore funny), the game was originally called "Land of Rising Evil" which abbreviated to LORE. My friends on Twitter (aka Tweetertrontopolis... the magical land where time dissapears and you wonder why the clock suddenly says 3am.) had some very good insight on this. The new game is going to be for an older audience... more serious and deadly than our previous games. The name should match. This game is definately the evolution of AdventureQuest. It will be the combination of everything we have ever done right in the past combined with new stuff we have not ever tried before. So I would like to see us use AdventureQuest as the series name simliar to how Final Fantasy and The Elder Scrolls name their games. That is... "Elder Scrolls: Skyrim" and "AdventureQuest 3D: ???????" Side note: The reason we are using "3D" is because we have a VERY STRONG reputation for making 2D games and we really need to differentate. It is also the 3rd game in the series... I am sure there is a pun in there somewhere 3.....D? One player on Twitter even said A3DventureQuest.
We need a short and powerful name
As for names, "Land of Rising Evil" is pretty good. But it is long. Imagine trying to fit AdventureQuest 3D: Land of Rising Evil onto.. um.. anything. The best game names are short -- normally one word: Halo, Skyrim, Battlefield, Starcraft, Diablo, etc. So LORE might seem to be a good choice, but there are already trademarks taken on that... /facepalm... so we cannot use it. Which puts us back at square one. Which I guess is fun, because this is a great opportunity for you to help!